A man killed his girlfriend, a final year student of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo state, for rejecting his marriage proposal, reports have said.
The deceased identified as Miss Onyinyechi Okegbulam, 22, of Egbu in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State was reportedly shot in the head at close range by her supposed boyfriend in the village.
According to a source who spoke to Vanguard, the deceased was, last Saturday, lured out of her family home by the boyfriend at about 7p.m.
“Some people, who were close to the scene of the crime that night, reported that as soon as the boy saw the girl approaching him, he fired at her,” the source said.
Another dimension of the story, reported by Vanguard, says that the boyfriend was responsible for the girl’s educational expenses but she later dumped him.
“We heard that the boy picked the bills for the girl’s education, but that the girl later abandoned the boy and opted to marry another man,” Vanguard quoted a resident of the area to have said.
“We have even heard that the marriage has been fixed before the boyfriend struck.”
While the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem could not be reached, Vanguard stated that a reliable source in the state police headquarters, Owerri, confirmed the incident and said that the police was investigating.
“Police have started investigating the incident and the late girl’s parents are cooperating with us. Police will get to the root of the case.”